Aromatherapy in Toronto; A Short Guide to Essential Oils for Daily Life

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Aromatherapy Toronto; A Short Guide to Essential Oils for Daily Life

 
 
 
 
Aromatherapy is now recognized as a conventional means to enhance and complement traditional medical treatments. In a cosmopolitan city like Toronto, where organic markets run during the winter months, and a balanced life is everyone’s aim, essential oil shops and natural remedy shops are growing in popularity.
 
Cheap, natural, and easy to use, aromatherapy is a wonderful resource for a caregiver who wants to give comfort to a distressed patient. While not necessarily a complete replacement for traditional medicine. Aromatherapy is wonderful as part of a holistic approach; taking care of the person, not just the symptom.
 
Relaxation

Lavender has long been used as a relaxant or sedative. Many baby products promote lavender scented bath products as a means of getting your infant to sleep. It can be used by the caregiver in a number of ways; by putting a couple of drops into a hot bath, or diluted in a base oil such as almond or rapeseed, and used as a massage aid.
 
Lavender has been shown to lower cortisol levels, so it’s highly recommended as a means of gently easing stress after an anxious or trying day.
 
Alertness
 
Peppermint and Rosemary have both been found to be wonderfully effective as mental pick-me-ups. A few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton bud, or a drop of rosemary placed on outer clothing can stimulate the memory and improve concentration.
 
Anti-Depressant
 
Although, once again, not to be considered a total replacement for traditional medical treatments, rose oil and lemon oil have both been found to be remarkable at improving mood, and alleviating depression. In addition, they both have other hidden benefits, as both can be used to enhance skin quality. Lemon is another helpful tool for stimulating memory and concentration.
 
 
 
 
Appetite Stimulant
 
Loss of appetite in patients is a great source of worry for caregivers. Possibly a sign of lost interest in living, they can also lead to other problems. The loss of nutrients can lead to brittle bones and vulnerable immune systems.  Certain essential oils have been found to be marvellously effective in helping this, boosting or sometimes even replacing traditional medicinal based therapies.
 
Cardamom, ginger, bergamot, and citrus are effective as appetite stimulant when used in the vicinity of a meal taking place. A drop of one of these on one of the layers of outer clothing, or somewhere else near enough to smell, is usually the most efficient means. This helps the patient gain weight in a natural way, as well as enjoy the health benefits of a good meal.
 
Self-Care
 
This has been written with the aim of providing suggestions to help a caregiver to take care of a patient or loved one, self-care is equally important. Toronto is a busy place, and not allowing space for an independent life or a means of relaxation can lead to caregiver burnout.
 
To give the best quality of care, make sure to look after your own mental and physical well-being. Any one of these aromatherapy suggestions may prove helpful as a means of unwinding after a hard day, or as a pick-me-up to continue with the work.
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